Ships hit by U-boats


USS Rapidan (AO 18)

American Fleet oiler


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NameUSS Rapidan (AO 18)
Type:Fleet oiler (Patoka)
Tonnage8,246 tons
Completed1919 - Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co, Newport News VA 
OwnerUnited States Navy 
Homeport 
Date of attack11 Sep 1943Nationality:      American
 
FateDamaged by U-107 (Volker Simmermacher)
Position32.39N, 79.43W - Grid DB 3645
Complement? men (? dead and ? survivors).
ConvoyNG-385
Route 
Cargo 
History 1922 the fleet oiler was decommissioned and 1940 recommissioned. 
Notes on event

At 15.59 hours on 11 Sep, 1943, the USS Rapidan (AO 18) in convoy NG-385 was damaged by a mine laid on 27 August by U-107 off Charleston. The mine detonated about 100 yards off the starboard quarter and the ship went to Charleston to be repaired. She returned to service on 25 September.

 

Location of attack on USS Rapidan (AO 18).

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